The Community Counseling Center (CCC) is a private, nonprofit organization offering affordable professional counseling services to residents of the Central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. For CCC, affordable means allowing many forms of payment including insurance options, self-pay, Medicaid and a generous sliding fee scales based on income.
The Center is a non-profit 501c3 organization and welcomes tax-deductible donations to support its mission.
Meet Our Team
Brian Martin, LPC, Executive Director
Brian Martin is a licensed professional counselor and has been the Executive Director of the Community Counseling Center since August 2018. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2013. Brian has a background doing intensive in-home counseling for at-risk children and has experience with individual children, adults, and parents. Brian’s counseling includes structural family counseling as well as client-centered, emotion-focused and attachment-based counseling. He was originally drawn to counseling after seeing the potential for helping others while he studied psychology at Goshen College. In his free time, Brian enjoys running, reading, and spending time with his friends and family.
Terry L. Miller, LPC
Terry L. Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Community Counseling Center. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Bible & Religion from Bethel College in N. Newton KS, his Master’s in Pastoral Counseling from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and an additional Master’s in Community Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. Terry’s background includes working with teens and adults in individual and group settings, dealing with a wide range of issues including bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression and faith issues. He is interested in psycho-education believing that understanding one’s mental illness is an important part of treatment and living life to the fullest. Terry’s style leans toward cognitive behavioral therapy. In his free time, Terry enjoys hunting, fishing and playing on his Kubota tractor. He and his wife have been married for 39 years and have three adult children.
Deborah Brinkley, LCSW
Deborah Brinkley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MSW from the University of New England, Maine. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the board of the Arc of Augusta. Debi is a dedicated supporter of equal access and opportunity for all. She works tirelessly to find creative, holistic, and effective ways to improve the well-being of people through all disciplines of life. She is a strong advocate for people with disabilities and for the development of appropriate systems to enable people to be successful. Debi conducts Substance use disorders/ASAM certified assessments and provides supervision for both the Substance Abuse program and LCSW supervisees. She also facilitates the Coparenting Class at CCC.
Jamie Hiner, LPC
Jamie Hiner is a licensed professional counselor and has been a part of the Harrisonburg community for over a decade. Jamie has a passion for working with identity exploration, sexuality, LGBTQAI+ communities, depression, and college students. She enjoys a collaborative, holistic, and integrative approach to therapy that may include expressive arts, sandtray, and traditional talk therapy. She believes in authenticity and welcomes clients to bring their full Selves into the room. Jamie continues to broaden and improve her cultural competency. Jamie enjoys time with her dog, pots of tea, long books, and attempting to keep plants alive.
Rose Flory, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Rose Flory, a licensed Clinical psychologist, received a master’s degree from Clemson University and a doctoral degree in psychology from James Madison University. Dr. Flory has always felt drawn to work in the helping professions. She has served as a teacher, school counselor, group facilitator, mental health advocate, and therapist. Coming from a person-centered approach, she focuses on individual strengths and rational choices. She has helped people face challenges with addiction, intimate relationships, parenting, eating issues, and life transitions. When not meeting with folks at the Center, she shares a quiet life in the country with her partner Tom and her silver cat Shadow.
Liza E. Koonin, LCSW
Liza Koonin (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker originally from the Washington, DC area. Liza identifies as part of and is passionate about working with the LGBTQIA+ community, Autism/ADHD Spectrum and the adoption triad. Liza enjoys working with people in transitional times in their lives, including young adult and retirement ages. Liza is a native Russian speaker and can offer therapy sessions in Russian. In her time away from the therapy office, Liza enjoys bonding with her human and furry family members, practicing the Japanese martial art of Aikido, volunteering with her therapy cat, Old Bay and taking in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Charles Richards, Resident in Counseling
Chuck Richards has a Masters in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University. He is happy to join the team here at the Community Counseling Center. Most of his counseling experience has been working with children. The last two years he worked in a school in Rockingham County as a TDT counselor. He has experience working with families and children as a In-home counselor and as a mentor. Previous to that experience he was a Special Education teacher and a residential counselor at a specialized school outside of Charlottesville. He resides in Staunton with his wife and six year old daughter. He specializes in working with children and families.
Shirley Steward-Jones, Resident in Counseling
Shirley L. Steward-Jones earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Eastern Mennonite University in 2016. She joined The Community Counseling Center in January of 2020 working as an outpatient counselor and group counselor for anger management. She uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy and/or Attachment Theory based on the needs of her clients. She had previously worked as a counselor at Augusta Psychological Associates as well as a group facilitator at Gemeinschaft Home in Harrisonburg, VA. Shirley is a mother of four adult children and the grandmother of eight grandchildren. She enjoys music, skiing, dancing, and playing board games.
Brendaly Santiago, Supervisee in Social Work
Brendaly Santiago is a Bilingual Social Work Supervisee. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Eastern Mennonite University, and her MSW with a concentration in direct practice with Latino communities from Our Lady of The Lake University in San Antonio, TX. She is a strong advocate for cultivating resiliency and personal growth in underserved communities, such as the Hispanic/Latino population. Brendaly provides counseling services to individuals, couples and children dealing with a wide range of concerns including Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trouble Adjusting, Disruptive Behavior/Conduct, Attachment Issues, and Anxiety and Depression.
Brenda Sullivan, Office Manager
Brenda Sullivan joined the staff as the office manager at CCC in 2017 with over 35 years of office experience. She is an energetic professional who doesn’t mind wearing multiple hats. Brenda is experienced in handling a wide range of administrative duties and executive support-related tasks, and enjoys the administrative challenges of supporting an office of diverse people. Outside of work, Brenda can be found snuggling her pets while watching a good movie. She also loves dancing, singing, and spending time with her family and friends.
Our Board Members
Jim Elmore – President
Grant Penrod – Vice Chair
Bonnie Andrade – Treasurer
The Community Counseling Center has been serving Virginians since 1972, and is the oldest service of its kind in the area. All of our staff are licensed in their area or practice, or are under the close supervision of licensed professionals. As a non-profit organization, CCC is governed by a volunteer board of directors, consisting of a variety of community members committed to our mission.
Throughout much of its history, the Center has been known as The Center For Marriage and Family Counseling. In 2019 it was decided that the name would change to its original name, the Community Counseling Center, in order to better represent the range of mental health and related services that the Center provides.
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